Arsenal v Hull City: ‘Cup win would start new Gunners era’ – Theo Walcott

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Injured Arsenal star Theo Walcott believes in the old adage that success breeds success, as he looks ahead to the club’s appearance in the FA Cup final.

Victory over Hull at Wembley on May 17 would bring to an end an embarrassing nine-year wait for a trophy.

Walcott, who has been sidelined since rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in the third-round derby win over Spurs in January, is confident once the drought ends there will be no stopping Arsenal in their quest to become a dominant force again.

“I think next season will be a massive one for myself and the team,” the 25-year-old told the club’s website.

“If we win the FA Cup, which we have a great chance to do with the way we are playing, the players are going to want more trophies. I think the first one is so important – once you win that, you’ll win more and more. I’m pretty sure of that.

“It would be great for the boss to win a trophy again, too. He’s shown so much belief in us throughout the years. If we don’t play well, he always reflects it back on him, even though it’s our job to go out there each week and try to perform.

“That just shows how much faith he has in us all and it’s really important to him. The years just before I arrived here were unbelievable and he wants that again.”

Arsenal are 1.24 to win their first trophy since 2005, while Hull City are 4.12 to lift the FA Cup.

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